Monday, June 13, 2016

Kris Letang Joins Exclusive Club


Pittsburgh Penguin, Kris Letang potted the Stanley Cup winning goal in game six against the San Jose Sharks. By doing this he managed to have a hand in all four of his team's game-winning goals in the Cup final. He becomes only the fourth player to accomplish this feat, the other three are among the greats of the game, Milt Schmidt, Jean Beliveau and Wayne Gretzky. The circumstances of each follows.

1941, Milt Schmidt

Game 1 3-2 Win 3rd Period BOS : Pat McReavey (Milt Schmidt, Jack Crawford) (EV) 9:16
Game 2 2-1 Win 3rd Period BOS : Roy Conacher (Milt Schmidt) (EV) 17:45
Game 3 4-2 Win 2nd Period BOS : Milt Schmidt (Woody Dumart, Dit Clapper) 0:59
Game 4 3-1 Win 2nd Period BOS : Bobby Bauer (Milt Schmidt) 8:43
1965, Jean Beliveau
Game 1 3-2 Win 3rd Period MON : Yvan Cournoyer (Ted Harris, Jean Beliveau) (PP) 8:59
Game 2 2-0 Win 2nd Period MON : Jean Beliveau (Noel Picard, Claude Provost) (PP) 2:55
Game 5 6-0 Win 1st Period MON : Jean Beliveau (Bobby Rousseau, Dick Duff) (PP) 7:14
Game 6 4-0 Win 1st Period MON : Jean Beliveau (Dick Duff, Bobby Rousseau) (EV) 0:14

1987, Wayne Gretzky

Game 1 4-2 Win 1st Period EDM : Wayne Gretzky (Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe) (EV) 15:06
Game 2 3-2 Win OT EDM : Jari Kurri (Paul Coffey, Wayne Gretzky) (EV) 16:30
Game 4 4-1 Win 1st Period EDM : Kevin Lowe (Wayne Gretzky) (SH) 18:44
Game 7 3-1 Win 2nd Period EDM : Jari Kurri (Wayne Gretzky) (EV) 14:59

2016, Kris Letang 

Game 1 3-2 Win 3rd Period PIT : Nick Bonino (Kris Letang, Carl Hagelin) (EV) 17:27
Game 2 2-1 Win OT PIT : Conor Sheary (Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby) (EV) 02:35
Game 4 3-1 Win 2nd Period PIT : Evgeni Malkin (Phil Kessel, Kris Letang) (PP) 02:37
Game 6 3-1 Win 2nd Period PIT : Kris Letang (Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary) 07:46



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